NASF and tribes on the new planning rule

NASF and the Intertribal Timber Council (ITC) recently sent a letter to USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack to urge the Forest Service to make every effort to improve coordination between states, tribes and the National Forest System. State foresters and tribal leaders have been working closely on forest management issues under a Joint Coordination Committee established for the purpose of facilitating and encouraging communication and cooperation.

MORE: Vilsack recently published an editorial in the Sacramento Bee on the impact of the planning rule in California, where he says collaboration will be key.